Key Themes in Youth Sport is a concise, easy to read guide to core concepts in the study of young people’s relationship with sport, exercise and leisure. Designed to help students get to grips with the basics and go on to master the central ideas and debates in contemporary youth sport, this book reflects the multi-disciplinary interest in youth sport, exploring perspectives from sociology, psychology, physiology, sports policy, sports development, and physical education.
Table of Contents
Introduction 1. Ability and Talent 2. Abuse 3. Activity and Exercise 4. Age and Life-Stages 5. Body/Bodies 6. Capital 7. Clubs and Organized Sport 8. Commercialization and Consumption 9. Competition 10. Disability 11. Drugs 12. Ethnicity 13. Extra-Curricular Physical Education 14. Facilities and Venues 15. Friends and Peers 16. Gender 17. Gender Socialization 18. Global Youth 19. Health, Well-being and Physical Activity 20. Identity (Self-) 21. Individualization 22. In Formalization 23. Leisure 24. Lifelong Participation 25. Lifestyle Sports and Activities 26. Moral Panic 27. Motivation 28. Obesity 29. Parents and Family 30. Participation 31. Physical Education 32. Policy 33. Risk 34. Role Models 35. Sedentariness 36. Social Class 37. Socialization and Habitus 38. Sporting repertoires 39. Technology/ies 40. Time 41. Transitions 42. Typologies 43. Work 44. Youth Cultures and Lifestyles 45. Youth’s New Condition
Ken Green is Professor of Sociology of Sport and Head of the Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences at the University of Chester, UK. He is also Editor of the European Physical Education Review and Visiting Professor at the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences.